Russian billionaires got rich by $ 1 billion in a month
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Russian billionaires got rich by $ 1 billion in a month

1 February , 16:15EconomyPhoto: Depositphotos.com
Russian billionaires in January were able to increase their combined fortune by more than a billion US dollars, but some businessmen lost large sums - from 100 to 900 million dollars.

Bloomberg has released the Billionaires Index, which includes 500 billionaires.

“Of these, 23 are Russians. The aggregate fortune of the richest Russians has grown by $ 1.37 billion since the beginning of 2020, ” RBC reports.

The president of Norilsk Nickel, Vladimir Potanin, became the most wealthy over the past month. His fortune since the beginning of the year has increased by $ 704 million since the beginning of the year, reaching $ 30.7 billion. Potanin tops the list of the richest Russians, and in the global ranking he is 43rd.

He is followed by LUKOIL President Vagit Alekperov, who increased his assets by $ 672 million in a month, his fortune is now $ 18 billion. Andrey Guryev, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of PhosAgro, is in third place among the richest Russian billionaires. His fortune in January increased by $ 500 million, to $ 5.62 billion. The fourth place belongs to Iskander Makhmudov, the president of the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company, who added $ 441 million. Thus, his total fortune increased to $ 8.29 billion.

The researchers awarded the fifth place to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of NLMK Vladimir Lisin, who increased his fortune by $ 358 million, to $ 24.2 billion. He was followed by Vice President of LUKOIL and the owner of the football club Spartak Leonid Fedun, who earned an additional $ 291 million in a month, to $ 6. 95 billion; and also a member of the Board of Directors of LetterOne Holdings, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Alfa Group Mikhail Fridman. His wealth increased by $ 201 million to $ 14.6 billion.

Among those who lost significant amounts of money in January, researchers name the chairman of the board of directors of Severstal Alexey Mordashov, chairman of the board of PAO NOVATEK Leonid Mikhelson, chairman of the board of directors of the Magnitogorsk metallurgical plant Viktor Rashnikov, member of the Federation Council Suleiman Kerimov and member of the board of directors NOVATEK and Sibur by Gennady Timchenko. They lost from $ 994 million to $ 145 million. However, the losses are unlikely to be fatal for them. Experts estimate the total size of their fortunes at between $ 9.56 billion and $ 24.4 billion.

As previously reported, the title of the richest man in the world was retained by the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk. In the last month alone, he managed to earn $ 20 billion.Since January 1, his fortune has grown to $ 190 billion.

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